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In Writers Workshop, we critique Jersey City Writers members' short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment.
To submit, you must attend at least one workshop. You can sign up in advance with the meeting moderator. Submissions should be 5-6 pages in length, 12 point type, and submitted three days before the meeting. We keep feedback constructive and positive.
If you are new to critiquing other's work, please see these guidelines:
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
𝖸𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖻𝗈𝖽𝗒 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗆𝗂𝗇𝖽 𝖺𝗋𝖾 𝗒𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝗆𝗈𝗌𝗍 𝖾𝗌𝗌𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗂𝖺𝗅 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄 𝗌𝗉𝖺𝖼𝖾𝗌. 𝖲𝗍𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗐𝖾𝖾𝗄 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝟨5-𝗆𝗂𝗇𝗎𝗍𝖾 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄𝗌𝗁𝗈𝗉 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗀𝖾𝗍s 𝗒𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝗉𝗁𝗒𝗌𝗂𝖼𝖺𝗅 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖺𝗅 𝗆𝗎𝗌𝖼𝗅𝖾𝗌 𝗆𝗈𝗏𝗂𝗇𝗀.
7:00 • login, 𝗀𝗋𝖾𝖾𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀𝗌
7:15 • 𝗆𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗌𝗍𝗋𝖾𝗍𝖼𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀
7:35 • 𝟥𝟢-𝗆𝗂𝗇𝗎𝗍𝖾 𝗌𝗂𝗅𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝗐𝗋𝗂𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗌𝗉𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗍
8:05 • done!
• 𝖭𝗈 𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗂𝖺𝗅 𝖾𝗊𝗎𝗂𝗉𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝗈𝗋 𝖼𝗅𝗈𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗂𝗌 𝗇𝖾𝖾𝖽𝖾𝖽 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗀𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗅𝖾 𝗆𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗌𝗍𝗋𝖾𝗍𝖼𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀.
• 𝖭𝗈 𝗍𝖺𝗅𝗄𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖽𝗎𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝟥𝟢-𝗆𝗂𝗇𝗎𝗍𝖾 𝗌𝗉𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗍.
• 𝖯𝖺𝗋𝗍𝗂𝖼𝗂𝗉𝖺𝗇𝗍𝗌 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖻𝖾 𝗆𝗎𝗍𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝗆𝗂𝗇𝗂𝗆𝗂𝗓𝖾 𝖻𝖺𝖼𝗄𝗀𝗋𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖽 𝗇𝗈𝗂𝗌𝖾.
• 𝖥𝖾𝖾𝗅 𝖿𝗋𝖾𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗎𝗌𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗍𝖾𝗑𝗍 𝖿𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗎𝗋𝖾 𝖺𝗇𝗒𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾.
• 𝖯𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾 𝖺𝗋𝗋𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝗈𝗇 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾.
• 𝖨𝖿 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗆𝗎𝗌𝗍 𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖾𝖺𝗋𝗅𝗒, 𝗉𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾 𝗀𝗈 𝗂𝗇 𝗌𝗂𝗅𝖾𝗇𝖼𝖾; 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗆𝖺𝗒 𝗌𝖺𝗒 𝗀𝗈𝗈𝖽𝖻𝗒𝖾 𝗏𝗂𝖺 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗍𝖾𝗑𝗍 𝖿𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗎𝗋𝖾.
Nancy Méndez-Booth is a Jersey City-based writer/editor, educator, and performer. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Poets & Writers and Salon, and she has performed at venues including Cornelia Street Cafe and The Moth. (Select performances can be viewed on YouTube.) Nancy's athletic experience includes a 20+ year yoga practice, eight-time marathon finisher, collegiate rower, cycling, and swimming. Follow her on social media (@nmenbooth Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn; Nancy Mendez-Booth Facebook author page), visit nancymendezbooth.com, and contact her at [masked] for information on academic tutoring, writing coaching, workshops and presentations, and writing/editing services.
𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐲 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 is a community where writers interact to develop and explore their craft. JCW’s programming -- now 100% online -- includes dozens of monthly events such as workshops, writing marathons, and live readings. To learn more about the JCW community, drop us a line at [masked] so you can receive 𝑺𝑯𝑶𝑹𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑵𝑫, our weekly newsletter.
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𝐴 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑥𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑒𝑥𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑧𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑎 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑟𝑒, 𝑣𝑜𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑟 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟. 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑤𝑛 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑢𝑛𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦.
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Calling all poets! This workshop begins with critiques of two poems, each by an author who signed up ahead of time. The workshop ends, if time permits, with a 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot).
Please note that if you have never attended Jersey Plums before, you must attend at least once before you may schedule a poem for critique. To get on the schedule, please speak to a moderator at the workshop.
While critiquing poems, we will mind our P’s and Q’s by first discussing what works in the poem, and then asking questions for clarity, understanding, and figuring out how the poem can be stronger or improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive.
Please reach out to David, the event organizer, on meetup if you have questions.
*NOTE* The workshop begins with an explicit framing of expectations about how to participate in the workshop. New members will not be admitted after the opening of the workshop has concluded, so please be prompt.